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Record Number: 13939


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Letter to Mrs Brown March 9 1789 'As low as you rate your critical abilities, they have altogether captivated and dazzled my good man. He desires me to keep the letter for my girls, to moderate the poignant affliction they will feel, some time hence, in weeping over Werter. He considers this pathetic hero as a weak though amiable enthusiast, and looks upon Charlotte as first cousin to a coquette. Albert is his hero. ?.' [continues to refer to Werter for several pages]

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1755 and 9 Mar 1789

Country:

unknown

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Anne Grant [nee MacVicar]

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1755

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

Wife/widow of Church of Scotland minister then author

Religion:

Church of Scotland

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

unknown

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Title:

The Sorrows of Young Werter

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

13939

Source:

Print

Author:

Anne Grant

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Letters from the mountains; being the real correspondence of a lady, between the year 1773 and 1807

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1807

Vol:

2

Page:

139-143

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Anne Grant, Letters from the mountains; being the real correspondence of a lady, between the year 1773 and 1807, (London, 1807), 2, p. 139-143, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=13939, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Date range given as birth to date of letter.

   
   
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